Full steam ahead for refurbished Victorian pub

Posted: 13 December 2011

Blog category: News, Pubs

The Fountain in Sittingbourne has received a whole new look to reflect its railway past following a £60,000 refurbishment by Shepherd Neame.
The Victorian pub’s makeover highlights its prominent position next to the town’s railway station. Along with its redecorated exterior, fresh colour scheme and new signage, the pub’s railway theme extends to new pictures on the walls and railway station signs around the bar.

New licensee David Foster said: “We have a great little snug area which resembles a carriageway and old-style London lighting with the twisted strand wiring which adds to the atmosphere. We will soon take delivery of an old, London station clock which should be a talking point.”

While The Fountain pays homage to the past, it offers all the modern comforts including authentic Thai cuisine, available for lunch and dinner.
David said: “We serve exactly the same style of food that you could expect during a visit to Thailand. My wife Arisara is Thai and does all the cooking. We serve such dishes as curries, noodles, soups and stir frys. We also serve vegetarian meals and English options are available.”

The Fountain also hosts live music nights and offers darts, pool and free wi-fi.
David added: “Come in for some great food, great beer, great atmosphere and a very friendly welcome.”